Arenal Vista Lodge

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Overview of Arenal Vista Lodge

Arenal Vista Lodge

3.5 star property
Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near Lake Arenal

6.0/10 Good

52 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Pueblo Castillo, Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela Province, 21007
Main amenities
  • 25 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Arenal - 1 min walk
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 11 min drive
  • Chato Volcano - 57 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 25 min drive
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 32 min drive
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 30 min drive
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 31 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 45 min drive
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 38 min drive
  • Arenal Adventure World - 37 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 39 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Arenal Vista Lodge

Arenal Vista Lodge puts you within a 10-minute drive of Lake Arenal and features an airport shuttle. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Arenal Vista, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a snack bar/deli are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer patios and memory foam beds.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 20
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 20


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Conference space (474 square feet)


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1993
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Memory foam mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Arenal Vista - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Arenal Vista Lodge
Vista Arenal
Vista Arenal Lodge
Arenal Vista Hotel Volcano National Park
Arenal Vista Lodge El Castillo
Arenal Vista El Castillo
Arenal Vista Lodge Hotel
Arenal Vista Lodge La Fortuna
Arenal Vista Lodge Hotel La Fortuna

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

The description of the property is fraudulent. No towels in the room, the hot water does not work, we reserved full size beds but were put ib a room with 4 twin beds. We had to climb 64 steps in the rain to get to our room. Internet is only available in the lobby.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Everything was horrible except from the view. Dirty, worn out, unfriendly staff, insulated, we were the only guests, after 9:00 no possibility to buy food or drinks not even water. The photos do not correspond to the reality. A total scam administrated by Expedia.
Nasrin, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I love the place, it is different, great place for relaxing
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Older hotel with basic accommodation. Fantastic view of the volcano. Good value with breakfast and dinners included.
Michael, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Booked for 3 night, upon arriving was very dissapointed at the property conditions, not as advertised on Expedia. Stayed only that night and booked at another hotel for the rest of my trip. Reservation was for 3 adults, only one bath tower in the room, no soap, shampoo, no telephone in the room. Purchased the dinner option, 4 meals to choose from. The only nice of this facility is the view to the lake and volcano.
Maria, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel ok for 1 night
Room clean. Hotel provides minimum comfort. View in the lake is ok. Breakfast was not so good.
Eric , 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Need to try harder with basics
Ok place in an incredible area. Food was below average, and they overcharged us for our dinner there, had to go through the bill with the waitress/cook/bartender/ only person there. Check presented in dollars with menu in colones and nothing was right. Just a poor experience otherwise ok place, nice pool, and nice room with incredible view.
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Horrible road, animal droppings, hotel run down.
Horrible unpaved road with lot of potholes. Takes very long to reach hotel from main road. Friendly staff but Hotel looks run down. Found animal droppings in our bed every single night.
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

Remote, needs a major update
Got to the hotel, not at all what I was expecting. No cell reception, wifi did not work, very remote. Rooms were similar to a hostel, bedding was old and worn, looked at the room and found another hotel to stay at. Very disappointed.
Verified Expedia guest review